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subject properties Semiconductor devices in major Bachelor Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 2013
subject number100413
examination number210433
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2143 (Micro- and nanoelectronic Systems Group)
subject leaderProf. Dr. Martin Ziegler
term Sommersemester
credit points10
on-campus program (h)90
self-study (h)210
examexamination performance with multiple performances
details of the certificate

1. FS - sPL 120 min

2. FS - mPL 30 min

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maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Fundamentals of electronics, Fundamentals of electrical engineering

learning outcome


  • Students will be able to understand and analyze the principles of bipolar semiconductor devices
  • Students acquire an overview on current RAM technologies: the physical background, typical applications and physical limits of different RAM and mass storage devices.


  • Students can compare various advantages and disadvantages of bipolar devices.
  • Profound understanding of various RAM technologies and valuation of their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Knowledge of current difficulties and developments in RAM-technologies and knowledge of recent research approaches


  • Students understand the physical background of different RAM devices, their scaling limits and functional principles.
  • Physical principles of semiconductors
  • Metal-semiconductor contact
  • bipolar transistor
  • Limits of Binary Computation
  • Random Access Memories
  • Resistive Random Access Memories


media of instruction

Blackboard + PowerPoint presentations

literature / references

Simon M. Sze: Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley & Sons 2006

Michael S. Shur: Physics of Semiconductor Devices. Prentice Hall 1991

Simon M. Sze: Modern Semiconductor Device Physics. Wiley & Sons 1997

R. Waser (ed.), Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, Wiley VCH 2005

evaluation of teaching


SS 2010 (Fach)

WS 2013/14 (Fach)

Freiwillige Evaluation: